|Photo: Dan Rod|
Watch the feather weight division finals match from 2011 No Gi Worlds below between Cobrinha and Rader (thanks to Jiu Jitsu Factory, makers of the "Original Belt Rank (OBR) sandals"). Cobrinha's performance here is a near perfect illustration of many subtle elements of great grappling.
We already know Cobrinha has world class skills (as does Rader) - that's assumed. What's so great to see is his poise, patience and persistence as he repeatedly sets up the same inverted sweep throughout the match. He's relentless with it and it requires that kind of single mindedness for him to get it done. Equally amazing is the tempo and pace he sets for the whole bout. Rader is forced to defend from moment one. In the end (and in my opinion), it's these two less thought of principles of BJJ (poise/patience/persistence and pace/tempo) that win it for Cobrinha. It's brilliant.